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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Slide 1 Occupational hierarchy of prestige Supreme court judge 1 Professionalsa teachersprofs b Physicians c Chartered accountants d Dentists e Engineers f Architects g Lawyers 2 White collar a Successful independent entrepreneur b Executive c Managerial d Supervisory e Clerical 3 Technical a Computer types software and hardware programming 4 Skilled trades aristocracy of labour a Automotive b Tool and dye c Electricians d Carpenters e Tinsmiths 5 semi0skilled work McJobsa McJobs service sector b Sales clerk c Manufacturing assembly d Truck drivers 6 Unskilled a Janitorial b Migrant farm workers see John Steinbecks Grapes of Wrathfamily living in Oklahoma in 1930s weather was really hot draught everywhere people had to sell their farms this book is about a family that had their farm taken away from there they went to california as migrant farm workers c Street sweepers d Shoe Shiners Social stratificationabout social inequalitySocial complexity argumentjog complexity or occupational complexity How many distinct occupations do you find in a society As societies becomes more modern occupational complexity increases we get more occupations Some call it a complex division of labour aka number of occupations Social differentiationbiological term certain biological organisms are more complex than others Modern societies are more complexThere are 4000 occupational specializations Some occupations pay more than others give you more prestige than other occupations These relationships are established historically Over time certain relationships among occupations are established ie Historical relationships of occupational inequalityEg if postal workers start
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